Kodak sues Samsung, says Galaxy tablets infringe imaging patents

Eastman Kodak announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., alleging infringement of certain patents related to Kodak digital imaging technology.

The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, alleges that certain Samsung tablets infringe patented Kodak digital imaging technology.

Kodak has licensed its digital imaging patents to more than 30 leading technology companies, including LG, Motorola, and Nokia, with all of the licenses royalty-bearing to Kodak.

The complaint against Samsung alleges infringement of the following five patents:

• U.S. Patent No. 6,292,218 – “Electronic Camera For Initiating Capture of Still Images While Previewing Motion Images”
• U.S. Patent No. 7,210,161 – “Automatically Transmitting Images from an Electronic Camera to a Service Provider Using a Network Configuration File”
• U.S. Patent No. 7,742,084 – “Network Configuration File for Automatically Transmitting Images from an Electronic Still Camera”
• U.S. Patent No. 7,453,605 – “Capturing Digital Images to be Transferred to an E-Mail Address”
• U.S. Patent No. 7,936,391 – “Digital Camera with Communications Interface for Selectively Transmitting Images over a Cellular Phone Network and a Wireless LAN Network to a Destination”

Source: Eastman Kodak Company

MacDailyNews Take: Whose patents doesn’t the slavish copier Samsung infringe upon?

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17 Comments

    1. What’s a shame is that Kodak is reduced to being a patent troll, instead of an innovator as they once were. I don’t b
      Ame them for defending their patents, but right noe, that’s all they have.

      1. I believe that you misused the term “patent troll.” To the best of my knowledge, Kodak developed the patents, Kodak owns the patents, and Kodak used a least some of the patents.

        This appears to be legitimate action to protect IP. The debate regarding whether or not such patents should be issued or whether they are valid is another issue.

  1. Oh damn – Eastman – darn I see they must be confused with Clint Eastman – holy moly – where do these writes get this stuff… why is Clint suing Sam sung – did sammy davis steal a song he danced to ? LOL

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